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Iozzo's Garden of Italy, Indianapolis, IN

Iozzo's Garden of Italy

4.7
4.7
3770 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Originally established in 1930 Iozzo's Garden of Italy is the Newest Oldest Italian Restaurant in Indianapolis. The high quality menu features a mix of traditional Iozzo Family Italian fare along with a modern twist on Italian dishes.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (317) 974-1100

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Area

    Downtown Indy

  • Cross Street

    Ray Street

  • Parking Details

    Free street parking is available on the East and West sides of Meridian Street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Italian Effect-Californian Cuisine Wine Dinner

    USD 130.80 per person

    Prepaid

    6 Sept 2022 only
    5 Course Wine Dinner highlighting Italian influences in California.
  • Pasta, Parm, Balsamico.. A Love Letter Wine Dinner

    USD 130.80 per person

    Prepaid

    4 Oct 2022 only
    5 Course wine dinner featuring Italian's most loved foods.
  • Inspiration from Italian Renaissance Wine Dinner

    USD 130.80 per person

    Prepaid

    1 Nov 2022 only
    Inspiration from the Italian Renaissance Wine Dinner. 5 Course Dinner paired with wine.

Popular dishes

What 3,770 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Indiana

    Italian

  • Indianapolis

    Italian

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  1. CK

    ChrisK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Another lovely evening at Iozzos. We will be back. That said, they were unusually crowded and that backed the kitchen up. Our prawns were a bit over charred as was my wife's steak on her gnocchi. My carbonara was fantastic and my dad loved the short rib ragu. Everything was pretty slow because of the crowd, but the waitress was attentive and apologetic. I'll definitely be back, but it wasn't the best meal I've ever had there.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cute Italian restaurant, super friendly staff, great food!
  3. S

    Steaklover

    Cincinnati

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were all treated great! Food was fantastic and service was top tier!!
  4. G

    Gary

    Indiana

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was good and the server was attentive. The outside dining area our preference.
  5. HP

    HeatherP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped in for lunch with 4 teenagers and everyone scarfed down their food because it was so delicious. We had a wonderful experience!
  6. O

    Opentablefriend

    Indiana

    336 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    336 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just amazing!! We enjoyed dining on thee we porch. Our service was fantastic, friendly, attentive- we felt so welcome. Then the s as maxing good! Smashed tomatoes with bread to start, grilled chicken sandwich was u inquest and special Then the warm berry crumble with ice cream is to die for! Wow - heavenly!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    We had not been to Iozzo’s since last year. My mom and I go every summer. And it has always been wonderful! My husband and I go as well throughout the year. Our food was not good, plan and simple. The lasagna portion size was less then half of what I usually get and was swimming in sauce. It tasted as it had been warmed up and was not very warm in fact at all. They were out of croutons for our Caesar salads. I don’t remember the salads being fried but, we didn’t care for that change either. It made for wilted and soggy lettuce. My moms carbonara was not appetizing either. She took three bites and sent it away. The pancetta tasted like small pieces of rubber and the butter sauce was underwhelming. The quality of the food has definitely declined. Our cocktails were the highlight of the evening. Average service though. For $134 I feel like we could have eaten at so many awesome establishments in Indy. Unfortunately, that will be our last visit to Iozzo’s Garden of Italy. We were very disappointed.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dr. Philthy aka Phil, our server, was unbelievably knowledgeable and helpful. Food was excellent and the atmosphere was fantastic.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service for my wife's birthday dinner. Shout-out to Nikki for her fantastic service. Great times, great staff, great food
  10. A

    Amora

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an amazing time at Iozzo’s! Iozzo’s Garden of Italy is our favorite Restuarant ever. We travel to other cities and the finest restaurants are great but Iozzo’s Garden of Italy is outstanding. It has that “old Italy” feel. Kindly, Amora
  11. S

    Sorry

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are somewhat "regulars" at the restaurant-and enjoy the atmosphere
  12. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, amazing food, charming ambiance. We celebrated our 30th anniversary and our server brought us complimentary champagne. It was a lovely evening in a beautiful setting.
  13. KM

    KallenM

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overall, I would not recommend eating here. Although it was not a terrible meal, the food was just so so. Our antipasto platter, soup and salad were great, But our entrées and dessert could have been much better. My husband ordered the chicken marsala and it was extremely soupy and was sitting on top of watery polenta. The taste was very bland and not like other marsalas that I have had other restaurants in the past. I had the crab tortelli and it was extremely salty. The cannoli was some of the worst that I have ever had. I did love their limoncello which is made in house and I even got me a bottle to take home. Overall, I would not eat here again during my travels to Indianapolis. There are many other restaurants that I would prefer over this one.
  14. DB

    DanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greg was a pleasure to meet. He actively took interest in our tastes and what type of experience we were having. Combo Celebration of Father's Day and our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Very nice experience.
  15. AS

    AmyS

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening on the back patio as usual!
  16. G

    Great24

    New England

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME I HAD BEEN BACK EATING THERE IN THREE OR SO YEARS. PEOPLE HAD SET HIGH EXPECTATION WITH A LOT OF BUZZ ABOUT THEIR HOMEMADE PASTA. ALL I CAN SAY IS IT FAR EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS IN ALL WAYS. THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT, PHIL WAS ABLE TO PROVIDE SUGGESTIONS, AND THE SERVICE WAS REMARKABLY FAST. THE CHICKEN MARSALA MAY HAVE BEEN THE BEST THAT I'VE EVER EATEN, AND THE SCALLOPS WERE COOKED PERFECTLY. I CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN AND DINE THERE AGAIN SOON.
  17. GR

    GaryR

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous We love this place but have not been in 2 years because of pandemic. Fabulous
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always!!
  19. MM

    MelanieM

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is very personable. Dining in the Courtyard was very enjoyable and our server Kathleen was excellent. Everyone in our party of five was very pleased with their meals.
  20. AF

    AmandaF

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and a fantastic atmosphere.
  21. DL

    DanielleL

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soooo good! Food was great, portions were not crazy big but definitely left feeling full! I will be returning!
  22. DC

    DanC

    Louisville

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Thank you! It’s always a pleasure to dine at Iozzo’s.
  23. A

    Anon

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our anniversary with a delicious lunch at Iozzo's. Food was excellent, and the service outstanding. When we told our server about our anniversary, she offered us either a champagne toast, or a dessert. We chose the Chocolate Budino, which was absolutely amazing. The only drawback is the noise factor. Quiet conversation was difficult. That said, we would definitely return, special occasion or not!
  24. M

    Matt

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is one of my favorite restaurants in Indianapolis.
  25. WL

    WineLover

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was PERFECT from the time we made our reservation until we left the restaurant with full stomachs and smiles on our faces.
  26. B

    Brandee

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, explained food options and drinks superbly! Food was so good, a little on the heavy side with butter but fabulous none the less. We will be back!!
  27. K

    Kiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and our server had a sense of humor. Cannot wait to go back!!!
  28. RA

    RebeccaA

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service and overall quality. Love the scallop appetizer.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience for our double date. Thanks!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bartender Phil was amazing!
  31. d

    dkwright6

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food has always been very good. The service was excellent as usual. BUT it took 45 minutes to receive our order. Our meal was paid for by someone else. I’m thinking it was paid by the house for our meal Being late. Thank You Iozzo We will return.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dale was great!!
  33. M

    Mimi

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    This visit did not compare to prior times. The food had too much salt, the ravioli hard and under cooked. The soup was greasy and the meatballs under done. Hopefully, this was just a one-off experience.
  34. RB

    RussellB

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a disappointment. As something new and fresh.
  35. DW

    DavidW

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We attended the Taste of Italy wi e tasting and is was a super-fun evening. The atmosphere was light and convivial. The service was outstanding. The antipasto was excellent with good variety of locally sourced meats and cheeses and the homemade pickled vegetables were excellent. The smelt was incredible as was the Luxardo merengue dessert. There were a couple nice wines and the pairings were interesting. It was a leisurely night and we thoroughly enjoyed the event.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Went for our anniversary. My wife had the lasagna and it was excellent. I had the short rib ragu and it was not very good. Think egg noodles with shredded beef and no sauce, it was very bland. Our calamari was almost fried too long and the salads were not good either. We will give it another try because I know people who go regularly and they have told me that it is normally not like this. The service and atmosphere was great. Must have been an off night in the kitchen.
  37. ME

    MEGG

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love sitting out on the patio and the food never disappoints!
  38. I

    Indy2

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere food is good a good and enjoyable experience. Of course, a little expensive, but a nice place. Our server Was excellent and his timing was as good as it gets in the industry.
  39. WL

    WayneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and staff were both wonderful. They made our anniversary dinner a memorable evening !! Thank you
  40. DC

    DeeCee

    Chicago

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem! Delicious pasta. So delicious. The patio is an oasis of charm and serenity after a long, hot, noisy day at the Speedway. The staff couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Iozzo's Garden of Italy offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 974-1100.

Iozzo's Garden of Italy is rated 4.7 stars by 3770 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Iozzo's Garden of Italy

946 S. Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46225

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Ray Street

  • Area

    Downtown Indy

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Free street parking is available on the East and West sides of Meridian Street.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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